MSR refillable fuel bottles have been pulled by Health Canada.

Here is an email from Cascade Designs regarding this issue...

Hi,

Thanks for contacting Cascade Designs Inc. Health Canada has ordered a stop sale on our fuel bottles because they have recently changed their
regulations where they require child-proof caps on fuel bottles and
their specific labels. We are working on changing the design so that
our bottles meet these requirements and they can again be sold in
Canada. Unfortunately I don't have date for availability but I can
assure you that we are working to make the necessary changes as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.


Amber Wright
Consumer Services Rep.
Cascade Designs, Inc
4225 2nd Avenue S| Seattle WA 98134
1(800)531-9531 ext. 1527
consumer@cascadedesigns.com

And here is the response from Health Canada...

Please find attached Consumer Product Safety's response in wp and word formats to your e-mail question dated August 3rd, 2007.

Sincerely,

(See attached file: 07-007524-820 (Pile) v3.doc)(See attached file:
07-007524-820 (Pile) v3.wpd)

James Hardy
C & F Project Officer
Health Canada / Santé Canada
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch / Santé environnementale et sécurité des consommateurs Consumer Product Safety Bureau / Bureau de la sécurité des produits de consommation Ottawa, Ontario

Begin quoted attachment:

File Number 07-007524-820

In response to your email to the Deputy Minister regarding backpacking stove fuel bottles, the safety of consumer products, such as empty and filled camping fuel containers, is legislated in Canada by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001) which are issued under the authority of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA). The purpose of the HPA and its associated regulations is to protect the health and safety of Canadians by prohibiting or regulating the sale, advertisement and importation of products that are, or are likely to be, a danger to the health or safety of the user.

The CCCR, 2001 uses a criteria-based classification system whereby products are subject to specific labelling and packaging requirements corresponding to the acute hazards they may pose to the user upon exposure. Scientific data are used to identify the inherent hazards and routes of exposure to classify the product and determine the type of container in which it must be packaged. The CCCR, 2001 specifies the internationally recognised hazard symbols that are to be depicted, as well as the bilingual precautionary measures that are to be disclosed on product labels. This information alerts consumers to the dangers associated with the use, handling and storage of the products, and also recommends first-aid treatment in the event of an unintentional exposure. These labelling requirements are also applicable to empty containers that are sold to store or dispense a consumer chemical product. The empty container must be packaged and labelled in the same manner as those being sold with the chemical product contained therein.

For example, an empty camping fuel container destined to hold camping fuel is sold individually on a store shelf. This empty container must be labelled and packaged in accordance with the CCCR, 2001 in the same manner as those being sold with the fuel inside. Under the CCCR, 2001 most camping fuels (such as white gas and naphtha) are classified such that they require a child-resistant closure to be present on their container, in addition to the above-mentioned labelling. This is due to the potential harmful effects a child may suffer from an unintentional exposure to these products.

Health Canada routinely conducts inspections and investigations at various levels of trade, including retail, to ensure that products meet the CCCR, 2001 requirements. Products that are found to be non-compliant are removed from sale, advertising and importation and may not return to the marketplace until corrective actions have been taken.

More information on the CCCR, 2001 and other regulations of the HPA can be found at the Consumer Product Safety (CPS) website seen below:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/consumerchemicals_e.html


 
   
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